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Kew Gardens announce Wellbeing at Kew 2022

An array of events and workshops are returning to Kew Gardens for 2022.

Throughout 2022, Kew Gardens’ popular programme of wellbeing events and workshops returns. Following a hugely successful series of activities during 2021, this year’s programme of events has been expanded, allowing visitors to connect with Kew’s stunning UNESCO World Heritage site and offering much-needed opportunities to encounter and engage with the restorative power of nature.

Forest Bathing

Beginning in March and running on selected dates through to October, Forest Bathing sessions at Kew Gardens allow visitors to take a slow, guided sensory walk across the arboretum, and are organised in partnership with the Forest Bathing Institute. Inspired by the Japanese art of Shinrin-yoku and led by an expert guide, these sessions offer the opportunity to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life and explore new perspectives of Kew’s stunning tree collection as the seasons progress.

Yoga in the Temperate House

Early-morning yoga sessions in Kew’s iconic Temperate House allow visitors to beat the rush with these pre-opening classes. Running from March, each one-hour vinyasa flow session takes place surrounded by 10,000 rare and endangered plants, some of which are already extinct in the wild. Led by Kew’s own yoga instructor, Anil Yangi, these sessions offer a spectacular start to the day and can be followed by a relaxing walk around the gardens.

Summer Cycle

Kew’s popular Summer Cycle evenings return for 2022, allowing visitors a unique chance to explore the wonder of Kew Gardens on two wheels. From the vibrant Great Broad Walk Borders bursting into life with summer planting, to the stunning Rose Garden filled with fragrant blooms, these sessions are perfect for visitors of all ages to soak up Kew Gardens throughout the summer months. With plenty of picturesque picnicking spots, Kew’s Summer Cycle events offer the perfect opportunity to soak up summer evenings with friends.

Short Courses

After launching in 2021, Kew’s seasonal short courses return for 2022. Allowing participants to enrich their spare time with a range of specialist workshops delivered by a host of trained experts, courses for 2022 include gin discovery and tasting and botanical beauty, with more workshops for the year ahead to be confirmed shortly.

Sandra Botterell, Director of Marketing and Commercial Enterprise at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our programme of popular wellbeing activities, allowing visitors to connect with the wonder of Kew Gardens in a host of new and exciting ways this year. Whether it’s taking an early-morning yoga class in the stunning surroundings of the Temperate House, enjoying a summer evening in the gardens on a Summer Cycle or learning a new skill on one of our short courses, there really is something for everyone on offer as part of the programme for 2022.”

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